Dad died on Wednesday, January 7, 2009. The funeral was yesterday. Because his service during World War II had been an important part of his life, he was laid to rest in a very moving ceremony with military honors.
Thank you to everyone for all of your heartfelt comments during the past week. It was difficult time for my family and me, but it was made better by the all the kindness we received from so many different sources, including, among others, the friends I've made here on the blogosphere and in the running forum in which I participate. Bless you all.